Meenava Nanban

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Directed by C. V. Sridhar
Produced by K. R. Sadaiappa Chettiyar
Written by C. V. Sridhar (dialogues)
Story by C. V. Sridhar
Starring M. G. Ramachandran
M. N. Nambiar
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography N. Balakrishnan
Edited by M. Umanath
La Muthu Enterprise
Release date
  • 14 August 1977 (1977-08-14)
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 50 lakhs
Box office 2 Crores

MEENAVA NANBAN (Tamil: மீனவ நண்பன் English: FISHERMAN 'S FRIEND), is a 1977 Indian Tamil directed by C. V. Sridhar, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Latha, M. N. Nambiar, Nagesh among others enacting supporting roles.


Kumaran (MGR), a nice adventurer comes to take the defense of the fishermen exploited by Nagaraj (V. K. Ramaswamy), the notable of the place.

Kamaili (Latha), his daughter will fall in love with Kumaran.

Together, they will continue the fight against the injustice.

They will have much to do...


The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned

Around the movie[edit]

MGR obtained an enormous salary for MEENAVA NANBAN in that time (during 70 's).

It was the second and last collaboration of MGR with the director C. V. Sridhar, after the Tamil cinema classic, URIMAI KURAL, 1974.

It ran more than 100 days in Devi Paradise, Chennai and Chinthamani in Madurai etc.


Track list[1]
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Nerukku Neraai" Pulamaipithan T. M. Soundararajan 4.01
2. "Pongum Kadalosai" Vaali Vani Jayaram 4.36
3. "Thangathil Mugameduthu" Muthulingam K. J. Yesudas & Vani Jayaram 3.15
4. "Pattathu Rajavum" Vaali T. M. Soundararajan 4.32
5. "Neram Pournami" Vaali S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & Vani Jayaram 4.26
6. "Kannazhagu Singarikku" Pulamaipithan T. M. Soundararajan & Vani Jayaram 3.07
7. "Instrumental piece enclosing the movie" No lyrics MGR and Ladha dance with the community of the fishermen A few seconds


  1. ^ "Meenava Nanban songs". Retrieved 8 March 2012. 

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